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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway: Run the Risk

Run the Risk by Lori Foster

 When Detective Logan Riske goes undercover to find Pepper Yates, a potential link to his best friend's unsolved murder, he vows to gain her cooperation by any means necessary. But the elusive beauty is more suspicious - and in far more danger - than he expected. And the last thing Logan needs is to start caring for her….Pepper has spent years dodging the corrupt club owner who will stop at nothing to keep her silenced. She can trust no one, not even the handsome new "construction worker" who's moved in next door. The heat between them is undeniable. But will surrendering to passion bring her the safety she so desires - or will her feelings for Logan draw them both into a killer's crosshairs? (Goodreads)


Excerpt:

Grudgingly, she said, “Sue.”
Now more amused, he admitted, “I know.”
“Beg pardon?”
“You manage the building, so I already saw your name on my rental agreement.” He tweaked her chin again. “But I wanted to hear you say it anyway.”
Her huff of affront did nothing to get him out of her doorway.
“So.” He looked up and down the hallway. “You’re a woman alone, and this isn’t the best apartment building, or the best neighborhood.”

My Thoughts:

Since I enjoyed Lori's Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series so much, was excited when BookTrib offered me the opportunity to review her new Love Undercover series!

Run the Risk introduces us to Detective Logan Riske, who has Pepper Yates under surveillance in the hopes that she will help him find justice for the murder of his best friend. Undercover as a construction worker, Logan has no idea that Pepper has a few tricks up her sleeve as well!

While I understand that Logan was undercover, it bothered me a little that he was going to use Pepper in order to get to her brother. Because of this, I was glad to see Pepper stand up for herself and not let herself be used! But does a relationship built on lies have any chance at all?

This series has potential, but think the the Men Who Walk series is a hard act to follow. I liked Logan's partner Reese, maybe because he rescued an abandoned dog? And what's up with Reese's neighbor Alice? I did enjoy the story, and am curious to see if Reese and Rowdy get their own books, as I really liked these guys!

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As a special treat for Lori’s loyal fans, BookTrib is doing various giveaways and contests to celebrate the release of RUN THE RISK and the launch of her new “Love Undercover” series! Check out the tour and enter to win fabulous prizes!

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BookTrib has generously offered to send a copy of Run the Risk to one of my readers! Interested? Just fill out the below form with your name and email address, and that's it! US/Canada addresses only please.




Contest ends October 31, 2012 at 11:59PM EST
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1 comment:

  1. Is it just me who is beginning to tire of the beautiful, muscle packed men who seem to feature in so many novels?

    Thanks for an informative review anyway Alexia, it does go some way to making up for the cover which doesn't inspire me to want to read the book.

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